CHICAGO (CBS) — A highly charged domestic police call was caught on surveillance video, involving a man with a gun and a woman hiding behind a police officer.
The officer then seemingly walks away.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Slight Chance Of Storms Overnight; A Quiet Pattern To Come
As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported Thursday night, the video has been placed at the center of a Chicago Police Department investigation.
A short recording from a Ring security camera was sent to our newsroom. It does not show the entirety of the incident.
But what you do see is raising questions, and the Chicago Police Department will not answer any of them – other than to say the video is the subject of an internal investigation.
The video is less than a minute long. On the left of the screen, you can see a Chicago police officer with his gun drawn while woman in pink positions herself behind the officer.READ MORE: At Least 2 People Killed, 32 Wounded In Gun Violence In Chicago So Far This Weekend
A man pointing a gun emerges from a behind a door and the solo officer retreats down the stairs. The woman asks if the man is going to shoot her.
At that point, the video ends.
The Chicago Police Department will not confirm why they were called to the apartment, what the conflict was, why that police officer was all alone seemingly without backup, and what happened after the officer booked it down the stairs.
But police scanner traffic does provide some information. A dispatcher indicates that a man “pointed the gun at (a) mother and (a) father multiple times” and was in the stairwell when police were called.
Meanwhile, the timestamp on the video – June 22 around 6 a.m. – matches the time and date of a SWAT call to which the CPD responded to near 69th Street and Oglesby Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 2 Wounded In West Pullman Shooting
To be clear, the Chicago Police Department will not confirm if the video corresponds to the SWAT incident. But again, they are not answering any questions other than to say the video is under investigation.